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Panasonic Freeview HDR Coming Soon

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by Dr_Mike, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. Dr_Mike

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    New Panasonic HDR on the way

    Just been browsing the avland website and found a Panasonic twin tuner HDR on there, due out in May at about £270. Approximate specs (from memory)

    Twin DVB tuners
    40Gb Hard Disk
    7 day EPG ready
    Time slip (Pause TV)
    Optical Dig Audio (Dolby Dig Compatible)

    All in a very nicely styled box. No mention of HDMI though, slightly surprising as Panasonic are putting it on their new LCD & Plasmas.

    Was thinking of getting a Pace Twin digital, now I think I'll wait for thisc
     
  2. MartinImber

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    Apart from HDD no real difference in spec. to the Twin.

    Can it record 1 programme and play back another?

    If so it will be another good HDR
     
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    Yes, It will record one channel whilst watching another, according to avland. Don't know how, but they seem to put specs up on new stuff along time before the manufacturers do.

    I guess that, on paper, it is similar to the Pace, it just looks alot nicer (to my eyes anyway). I'd also hope that it wouldn't have the teething troubles (bugs) that some people have been experiencing with the Pace.
     
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    Martin,
    I have the twin and I think it is brilliant. I know I can watch one channel whilst recording another but can I record 1 programme and play back another?

    Thanks
     
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    You can record BBC and watch any recorded programme on the disc
     
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    Thanks?? Only record BBC or were you giving that as an example??

    Thanks Again
     
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    Sounds good on paper, however, is there a market for this product on Freeview, i.e. let's face it the service is not overwhelmed with things worth watching if we are honest. I think my E30 would be more than capable of recording the output from freeview. I am speaking from personal experience here, having both Sky and Freeview.
     
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    You can record any channel whilst watching any other channel or replaying any recorded sequence.

    Is the twin compatible with Dolby Digital if/when it is transmitted?

    Faust. Is there a market for Sky+ ? I personally can't see why anyone would want to spend > ££ pcm for a service that I get free. The only thing that I would want for on top of the basic freeview package is E4/Sky One and for a limited number of programmes only. But then, I watch these from E4/SkyOne that I am interested in on a video from the inlaws. Each to our own.

    -Ian
     
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    Depends on your personal tastes... I've found a couple of occasions over the past few months where the ability to have recorded one channel off Freeview while watching another Freeview channel would come in handy.

    Also, for people who have Freeview solely because it's the only way for them to get acceptible reception for whatever reason (which includes me) the box will be a definite boon.
     
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    Lets face it when you use a VCR and watch another channel you are making use of two analogue tuners, granted they are two different boxes but there are two never the less.
    It may not occur to some people that sooner or later there will not be an analogue signal to make use of when the single tuner DTT box is busy doing something else:)
    For digital to replace analogue there has to be the ability to record a channel and still have access to another one, millions of people will not accept anything less.
     

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